Circus week- June 2014

As a joint project Kennington C of E Academy, the children were involved in a range of activities around a book called 'Leon and the place between' which resulted in all children  producing a piece of writing and art work which was exhibited at both schools.  It was an exciting week, with children and staff dressing up, taking part in circus tricks and using their imaginations!



International Day

On Tuesday 6th May, Downs View had an International day and we learnt lots about other countries, We had a visitor to teach us about African drumming and parents running stalls of countries. A parent was also doing Henna tattoos for those that wanted them.

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Neil Arksey Visit

This week all of the children have seen a visiting author, Neil Arksey. He told the children how he wrote the TV show Kipper and Little Robots, focusing on experiences that he had as a child and recreating them in his stories. He even revealed a story that hasn’t even been published yet!

G&T Woodland Enrichment Day

Downs View Infant School ran an exciting Woodland Literacy Fun Day as part of the Ashford Teaching Alliance for six schools around Ashford. This day focused on using outdoor learning opportunities to enhance achievement in writing. The teachers and children enjoyed exploring the Woodland Area through a Literacy Treasure Hunt to help Rocky’s Mum (a squirrel) search for clues to find her missing son, Rocky. The day enabled children to create a story journey, using and developing exciting language. You will happy to know that the Woodland Explorers found Rocky in the end, thank goodness!

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Woodland G&T day


G&T English and Music Enrichment Day

We had a fantastic day on the Music and English Enrichment day, where children wrote, composed and performed their own Christmas carols.

They investigated rhyming words, syllables and the metre of poetry and lyrics to help them develop their awareness and affect of language. They developed a sense of melody of how to use musical phrases to accompany their lyrics.

At the end of the day the children had written the lyrics and melody for a carol and had recorded it.